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E39 (1997 - 2003)
The BMW 5-Series (E39 chassis) was introduced in the United States as a 1997 model year car and lasted until the 2004 when the E60 chassis was released. The United States saw several variations including the 525i, 528i, 530i and 540i. -- View the E39 Wiki

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Old 02-18-2013, 03:08 PM
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Rear spacers causing inner tire wear?

I am thinking about getting spacers for my rear wheels to make them fit a little more flush with the wheel well but I had question regarding tire wear. Will putting spacers cause more wear in the inside of the tire? I know that our cars already have some negative camber in the rear, 10* maybe, and would adding spacers create a smaller more concentrated contact patch for the inside of the tire causing more wear?
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i belieave spacers do not change negative camber, if you have -1.5 camber before you will have the same -1.5 with spacers
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Low tire pressure is the biggest cause of inner tire wear.
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